One Pot Creamy Asparagus Pasta


I love, love this asparagus pasta recipe for a couple of reasons.

First, it’s a really creamy, cheesy, indulgent-tasting pasta dish that also happens to be filled with fresh and nutrition-packed ingredients (and only about 325 calories per serving)!

Second, this asparagus pasta is all cooked in one pot, so it’s really easy, ready in under 30 minutes, with minimal clean-up! Read More

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